Marble Gods are a Glasgow-based art-pop trio consisting of Eimear Coyle (guitar/vocals), Connell King (bass) and Kieran Coyle (drums). Their sound is fun and upbeat, with a tongue-in-cheek humour.
Unusually, when they self-released their first physical offering at Nice N Sleazy in Glasgow on Thursday – an EP titled Songs – they chose to do so on the super retro cassette format. They’ve secured airplay from Nicola Meighan on BBC Radio Scotland and have magazines like DIY on board. The band have also supported artists including Bis, The Spook School and Breakfast Muff. Watch the music video for single Washing Machine at https://youtu.be/kFSOCM5WBd0 and listen to the full EP at https://marblegods.bandcamp.com/album/songs or https://www.facebook.com/marble.gods.band/
Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the music industry seminar Born To Be Wide. Their next event, in partnership with Made In Adelaide, at Edinburgh’s Summerhall on 9 August, includes a discussion of how the Edinburgh festivals can provide a platform for Scottish talent.
Under the Radar is in association with the Electric Fields Festival, which returns to Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway this September. Headline acts Frightened Rabbit and Dizzee Rascal are joined by Band Of Horses, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Glass Animals, Arab Strap, Kate Tempest and many more over a weekend which also celebrates the best in Scottish street food and drink. Visit www.electricfieldsfestival.com